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Training Events

We maintain a high standard of training and seek to monitor feedback from our participants. Please see below for more details about what is on offer or you can download our recent training brochure. To attend our training events, please download the appropriate booking form.

If you require any further information, please contact us on 0208 920 3662 or email: info@clerksassociates.co.uk

Our recent full day School Admission and Appeals Seminar held at The Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury in Central London was a great success. 60% of attendees rated it excellent and 40% very good.

Some of the very positive feedback received:

"The role of the Presenting Officer and admissions policies have increased my knowledge and confidence.”

“Thorough presentation of facts.”

“Very informative day.”

“All sections were extremely useful and helpful.”

“Extensive support materials provided.”

“Excellent venue.”

“Good to be able to network with others.”

“The group exercise [ranking multiple appeals] was helpful as well as hearing views from Independent Panel Members and Presenting Officers and the thorough paperwork received.”

informative facts paperwork network venue confidence helpful    

This is a full day course with a 9am registration. Light refreshments and lunch provided.

Venue
Marriott Hotel (Birmingham), 12 Hagley Rd, Five Ways, Birmingham, B16 8SJ

Course Objectives

  • Gain the essential tools, insight and expertise to fully understand the statute law, with up to date statutory guidance, and the various stages of the decision–making process for primary and secondary school admissions and appeals
  • Set compliant admission arrangements
  • Explore the impact of the admissions code on your school
  • Experienced expert admission officers, chairs of admission committees and appeal panel members will offer practical advice on how to:
    1. follow the correct procedures e.g. manage consultation in line with guidance, draw up compliant policies and procedures, what to include in documentation, what information to provide for the appellants and how to prepare the prejudice statement
    2. act impartially and ensure fairness
    3. have greater confidence in performing your role throughout the process
  • Learn how you can effectively work with your Local Authority and other schools to share best practice
  • Opportunity to discuss and pose relevant questions for the appeals process
  • Receive a comprehensive manual with guidelines, checklists and useful forms and templates

You can choose to attend the morning session only, with a focus on guidelines, policies, practice and/or the afternoon session that will be more interactive with ‘real life’ scenarios and Q&As. The course is certificated.

Who should attend?
  • Primary and Secondary School Headteachers/Principals
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers/Principals
  • Business Managers
  • Admission Officers
  • Presenting Officers and Governors with responsibility for admissions
  • Any new school or staff new to this challenging area of work.

Cost
Whole day: £275+VAT (£245+VAT each for 3+ delegates)
Half day: £175+VAT (£160+VAT each for 3+ delegates)

How to book Please download the booking form under the Downloads area

This is a full day course with a 9am registration. Light refreshments and lunch provided.

Venue
Holiday Inn (London Bloomsbury), Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

Course Objectives

  • Gain the essential tools, insight and expertise to fully understand the statute law, with up to date statutory guidance, and the various stages of the decision–making process for primary and secondary school admissions and appeals
  • Set compliant admission arrangements
  • Explore the impact of the admissions code on your school
  • Experienced expert admission officers, chairs of admission committees and appeal panel members will offer practical advice on how to:
    1. follow the correct procedures e.g. manage consultation in line with guidance, draw up compliant policies and procedures, what to include in documentation, what information to provide for the appellants and how to prepare the prejudice statement
    2. act impartially and ensure fairness
    3. have greater confidence in performing your role throughout the process
  • Learn how you can effectively work with your Local Authority and other schools to share best practice
  • Opportunity to discuss and pose relevant questions for the appeals process
  • Receive a comprehensive manual with guidelines, checklists and useful forms and templates

You can choose to attend the morning session only, with a focus on guidelines, policies, practice and/or the afternoon session that will be more interactive with ‘real life’ scenarios and Q&As. The course is certificated.

Who should attend?
  • Primary and Secondary School Headteachers/Principals
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers/Principals
  • Business Managers
  • Admission Officers
  • Presenting Officers and Governors with responsibility for admissions
  • Any new school or staff new to this challenging area of work.

Cost
Whole day: £275+VAT (£245+VAT each for 3+ delegates)
Half day: £175+VAT

How to book Please download the booking form under the Downloads area

This training event is for internal delegates. Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm Venue: Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Course Objectives

  • Supporting School/Academy Improvement – ‘impact on learning outcomes’
  • The changing face of Governance – ’emerging opportunities’/li>
  • Undertaking self review – “How we could be more effective and more efficient”/li>

We can also deliver a module on raising awareness of the National Leader of Governance programme which explains how this System Leadership approach supports schools and drives improvement within governing bodies including the latest national College initiatives to support schools designated as requiring improvement (formerly ‘satisfactory’ schools/academies).

For more information, please contact us on 0208 920 3662 or email: info@clerksassociates.co.uk

Are your panel members trained and up to date

Clerks Associates UK training will provide the necessary skills to enable participants to fully understand the law on admission appeals and exclusion reviews to enable them to apply the relevant law's and to act impartially during the whole process. Clerks Associates UK can provide skilled trainers and consultants to run seminars for all admission authorities, new and existing Clerks, Chairs and panel members using Department of Education approved training materials.

All Admission Authorities must ensure that new panel members receive appropriate training before hearing appeals. Experienced panel members must keep abreast of relevant judicial rulings and guidance and should be given the opportunity or undertaking refresher training.

For more information, please contact us on 0208 920 3662 or email: info@clerksassociates.co.uk

Course Objectives

We tailor our admissions and appeals training to suit independent appeals panel members, clerks, presenting officers, admission officers, Headteachers and governors with responsibility for school admissions. Delegates will:

  • Gain the essential tools, insight and expertise to fully understand the statute law, with up to date statutory guidance, and the various stages of the decision–making process for primary and secondary school admissions and appeals
  • Set compliant admission arrangements
  • Explore the impact of the admissions code on your school
  • Experienced expert admission officers, chairs of admission committees and appeal panel members will offer practical advice on how to:
    1. follow the correct procedures e.g. manage consultation in line with guidance, draw up compliant policies and procedures, what to include in documentation, what information to provide for the appellants and how to prepare the prejudice statement.
    2. Act impartially and ensure fairness
    3. Have greater confidence in performing your role throughout the process.


For more information, please contact us on 0208 920 3662 or email: info@clerksassociates.co.uk

Course Objectives

Delegates will:

  • Gain an overview on School Exclusions
  • Understand the role of the Principal/Head teacher
  • Understand the role of the Governing Body
  • Carry out investigations and the standards of proof/evidence/witnesses
  • Understand relevant legislations
  • At the hearing
    1. The power of an Independent Review Panel (formerly Independent Appeals Panel)
    2. SEN expert involvement in the exclusion process
    3. Decision making process
    4. The law of Natural justice


For more information, please contact us on 0208 920 3662 or email: info@clerksassociates.co.uk

Our Training is recognised by the CPD Institute

The CPD Institute

Registered CPD Presenter

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